A group of people sitting at a table on their computers during the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

1 – 6 p.m.

The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden and the American Museum of Natural History welcome students and Wikipedia editors to participate in an edit-a-thon focused on creating and enhancing pages related to the theme of Women in Science. This edit-a-thon is a sister event to a “Women in Horticulture” Wikipedia edit-a-thon held at the Temple University Ambler Campus Library and hosted by Women in Horticulture, a volunteer run organization that serves women in horticulture and related green industries.

Editors will use the vast historic collections of the Mertz Library in order to create and edit existing pages. Training will be provided for those who have no prior experience editing Wikipedia. A training session will be offered during the first hour of this event—new editors are encouraged to attend.

Please bring your laptop!